You’ll examine microbial agents that cause plant disease, take an in-depth study of fungi, bacteria and other pathogens and their interactions with host plants and the environment.
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the detailed disease cycle and epidemiology of an aerial and soil-borne disease, and the mechanisms involved in pathogen-plant interactions during the infection process.
- Be able to describe factors that contribute to the success or failure of infection by foliar or soil-borne pathogens.
- Understand key factors in the success or failure of infection by a pathogen.
- Appreciate the complexity of the interaction between pathogen and plants.
Dr Seona Casonato
Department of Pest Management and Conservation[email protected]